Cabinet of Natural Curiosities

Author: Albertus Seba
Publisher: Taschen America Llc
ISBN: 9783822816004
Format: PDF
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Seashells, birds, plants, flowers, spiders, tarantulas, hydra, mythical creatures, lizards, reptiles, snakes, leaves, butterflies, mongoose, marmosa, mole, squirrel monkey, three-toed and two-toed tree sloth, loris, anteater, opossum, civet, loris, hedgehog, porcupine, ostrich, bats, bird nests, scorpions, frogs, toads, metamorphosis of frogs, turtles, tortoise, worms, centipedes, chameleon, iguanas, crocodiles, monitors, gekkos, elephants, worms, moray eels, bushmaster, serpents, rocks, stones, bezoars, jellyfish, octopus, sepias, squid, starfish, sea urchins, sand dollars, barnacles, crabs, lobster, puffer fish, nautilus, sea plants, moss, sponges, coral, worms, moths, dragonfly, moths, grasshoppers, katydid, beetle, roach, cockroach, beehive, gold, silver, minerals, fossils, marine shells.

Devil in the Grove

Author: Gilbert King
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062097717
Format: PDF, Docs
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Devil in the Grove, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for general nonfiction, is a gripping true story of racism, murder, rape, and the law. It brings to light one of the most dramatic court cases in American history, and offers a rare and revealing portrait of Thurgood Marshall that the world has never seen before. As Isabel Wilkerson’s The Warmth of Other Suns did for the story of America’s black migration, Gilbert King’s Devil in the Grove does for this great untold story of American legal history, a dangerous and uncertain case from the days immediately before Brown v. Board of Education in which the young civil rights attorney Marshall risked his life to defend a boy slated for the electric chair—saving him, against all odds, from being sentenced to death for a crime he did not commit.

Sea Creatures

Author: Albertus Seba
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486996662
Format: PDF
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Exotic illustrations from one of the most prized natural history books of all time depict 583 color images of shells, fish, starfish, coral, plants, and other forms of sea life.

Charley Harper

Author: Todd Oldham
Publisher: Ammo Books
ISBN: 9781623260705
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Charley Harper was an American original. For more than six decades he painted colorful and graphic illustrations of nature, animals, insects and people alike, from his home studio in Cincinnati, Ohio, until he passed away in 2007, at the age of 84. Renowned New York-based designer Todd Oldham rediscovered Charley's work in 2001, and collaborated closely with him in the ensuing years; combing through his extensive archive to edit and design this stunning monograph. This popular edition is a beautiful tribute to Charley Harper's singular style, which he referred to as Minimal Realism.

The Cabinet of Curiosities

Author: Stefan Bachmann
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062313150
Format: PDF
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A collection of thirty-six forty eerie, mysterious, intriguing, and very short stories by the acclaimed authors Stefan Bachmann, Katherine Catmull, Claire LeGrand, and Emma Trevayne. The Cabinet of Curiosities is perfect for fans of Alvin Schwartz's Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark and anyone who relishes a good creepy tale. Great for reading alone or reading aloud at camp or school! The book features an introduction and commentary by the authors and black-and-white illustrations throughout.

Butterflies and Moths

Author: Albertus Seba
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486996271
Format: PDF, ePub
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Stunning graphics, selected from a great 18th-century classic of natural history, accurately depict nearly 500 authentic winged beauties. Ideal for scrapbooks, memory books, and other decorative uses, the detailed, royalty-free images will be highly valued by commercial artists and illustrators. 490 full-color illustrations.

Basilius Besler s Florilegium

Author: Klaus Walter Littger
Publisher: Taschen
ISBN: 9783836557870
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Botanical beauty: Basilius Besler's complete Hortus Eystettensis of 1613 A magnificent pictorial document of the flowers grown in the greatest German garden of its time, the Hortus Eystettensis is in a class of its own when it comes to the range of flowers engraved. First published in 1613, the 367 copperplate engravings by Basilius Besler (1561-1629) capture the spectacular diversity of the palatial gardens of Prince-Bishop Johann Konrad von Gemmingen (1593/95-1612) in Eichstätt, Bavaria, Germany. The meticulous illustrations are organized according to the four seasons, and, following the classification system used today, show plants belonging to a total of 90 families and covering 340 genera. The whole collection is regarded as one of the finest treasures of botanical literature, described by Carl Linnaeus, the legendary 18th-century botanist and zoologist, as an "incomparable work". Besler's pictorial catalog long outlived the gardens, which were destroyed in 1634 by invading Swedish troops. In auction, the asking price for a first-edition copy of Hortus Eystettensis is now more than half a million dollars. With this edition, TASCHEN opens up the garden to a much wider audience: A rich and beautiful record, destined to keep the garden's beauty in bloom. About the Series: Bibliotheca Universalis -- Compact cultural companions celebrating the eclectic TASCHEN universe at an unbeatable, democratic price! Since we started our work as cultural archaeologists in 1980, the name TASCHEN has become synonymous with accessible, open-minded publishing. Bibliotheca Universalis brings together nearly 100 of our all-time favorite titles in a neat new format so you can curate your own affordable library of art, anthropology, and aphrodisia. Bookworm's delight -- never bore, always excite!

1300 Real and Fanciful Animals

Author: Matthäus (the Younger) Merian
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486132765
Format: PDF, ePub
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Quadrupeds, snakes, mollusks and crustaceans, birds, fish, and insects depicted realistically and fancifully, plus such fantasy creatures as unicorns, dragons, and basilisks. Indispensable volume of royalty-free graphics for commercial artists.

Clever Maids

Author: Valerie Paradiz
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 0786738537
Format: PDF, ePub
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Most people know the stories of Snow White and Sleeping Beauty, but very few know that behind the Brothers Grimm and their fairy tales stood a network of sisters-and mothers, neighbors, and female friends. In this intimate history, Valerie Paradiz tells the real story of the greatest literary collaboration of the nineteenth century, and gives the long-lost narrators of these beloved tales their due. Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm were major German intellects of their time, contemporaries of both Goethe and Schiller. But as Paradiz reveals here, the romantic image of the two brothers traveling the countryside, transcribing tales told to them by peasants, is far from the truth. More than half of the tales the Grimm brothers collected were contributed by women friends from the upper classes. Set against the backdrop of the Napoleonic wars and the high years of German romanticism, Clever Maids chronicles this most fascinating enterprise in literary history, and illuminates the ways the Grimm tales-with their mythic portrayals of courage, sacrifice, and betrayal-still resonate so powerfully today.

Gustav Dor 1832 1883

Author: Philippe Kaenel
Publisher: Flammarion
ISBN: 9782081316430
Format: PDF, Kindle
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"Hailed as "the most illustrious of illustrators" by his contemporaries, Gustave Doré's engravings are still renowned today. His drawings appeared regularly in many historic nineteenth-century newspapers, such as the Pictorial Times or The Illustrated London News, and his illustrations for Cervantes's Don Quixote, Milton's Paradise Lost, Edgar Allan Poe's The Raven, Perrault's Faily Tales, La Fontaine's Fables, Dante's Inferno, and the Holy Bible have ensured his place in our collective memory. Yet, the extent of Doré's genius remains largely unsung; he was both a prolific and protean artist, and a virtuoso in several disciplines. In his engravings, paintings, and sculptures, he alternated between historical, genre, and landscape tableaux, mastering monumental ensembles just as skilfully as modest, intimate, or farcical scenes. From oils on canvas in flamboyant tones to watercolours and wash drawings, Doré is an indisputable master of colour and material. His oeuvre also spans eras and geographical regions from Europe to the United States or Russia revealing his insatiable curiosity through a vast range of themes. Doré's multi-faceted work continues to provide a rich source of inspiration for cinema and comic arts alike, inscribing his enduring legacy in popular culture today."--P. [4] of cover.